Tuesday, May 14, 2013

First Chapter, Tuesday Teasers -- Seduction: A Novel of Suspense


Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
This week, I'm reading Seduction: A Novel of Suspense by M.J. Rose. Here's the intro:

October 30, 1855
Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain. Every story begins with a tremble of anticipation. At the start we may have an idea of our point of arrival, but what lies before us and makes us shudder is the journey, for that is all discovery. This strange and curious story begins for me at the sea. Its sound and scent are the punctuation. Its movements are my verbs. As I write this, angry waves break upon the rocks, and when the water recedes, the rocks seem to be weeping. As if nature is expressing what is in my soul. Expressing what I cannot speak of out loud but only can write, here, in secret, for  you, Fantine.
Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers:
Here's mine from page 256:
Theo knelt beside Jac. Her eyes were open but she wasn't seeing him. He said her name. Once. Twice. A third time. The panic rose in him.  

What do you think? I'll be reviewing this book on June 19 and interviewing the author on June 20 for France Book Tours. There will be a contest to win an autographed page of the manuscript and a chance to win the necklace on the cover.

9 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I do want to keep reading...love the descriptions....

Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

gautami tripathy said...


Love your teaser!! My tbr pile will never get shorter.....!!!

Here is my teaser post with a guest review from my brother

Catherine Healey said...

This book is on my list. I've heard lots of good things about it -- enjoy!

Tracy Kiser said...

Great teaser!!

My TT

Literary Feline said...

I've enjoyed M.J. Rose's other books and this one does sound good!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I would surely keep reading. This one has my attention. Thanks so much for joining in.

asjennflipsthrough said...

That was such an awesome first paragraph! Thanks for hopping by my post.

Melissa Owens said...

Intense teaser -- sounds like an interesting read.

My teaser is from THE APOTHECARY'S DAUGHTER by Julie Klassen.

JoAnn said...

It only took one sentence to convince me :-)

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